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Violence, trust and marginalisation: Legal cynicism and violence, mutual influence in the context of sex work

Citace:
PAŘÍZKOVÁ, A., FRÝBERT, J. Violence, trust and marginalisation: Legal cynicism and violence, mutual influence in the context of sex work. Institute of Social Sciences, Chuo University, Tokyo, 2017.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Violence, trust and marginalisation: Legal cynicism and violence, mutual influence in the context of sex work
Rok vydání: 2017
Autoři: Mgr. Alena Pařízková Ph.D. , PhDr. Jiří Frýbert
Abstrakt EN: Sex work is a highly stigmatised way of earning a living. Simultaneously, violence is present in its sphere and both are closely related to processes of marginalisation. Marginalisation helps to make room for legal cynicism, which is also formed by experiences with the legal system and its agents. Sex workers in the Czech Republic find themselves in the legal grey zone with a high potential for frequent encounter with the police. The marginalisation effect of the stigma of their profession challenges their trust in the Czech legal system and especially in police. Results of the research are based on 29 qualitative interviews with sex worker women. In the presentation, we will show the mutual influence of violence, marginalisation and the existence of legal cynicism in the context of street-based sex work in the Czech Republic. Street-based sex workers experience violence in their life trajectories, at work and in the private sphere. Simultaneously, trust in institutions of the society is very low among the participating women. Women do not belief in fair treatment by local authorities and civil servants and justified this by their own experiences. Thus their statements contents some contradictions, which we see as a consequence of the dynamic of legal cynicism which is shaped by the particular situation and its context.
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